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  • Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Maywood
Individual Feedback 5 3 Responses
General Info

What graduating class are you in?

Response # Responders
2007 0
2008 0
2009 0
2010 1
2011 1
2012 0
2013 0
2014 1
2015 0
2016 0
2017 0
2018 0
2019 0
2020 0
2021 0
2022 0
2023 0
2024 0

Are you pursuing any joint degrees (MD/PhD, MD/MPH, etc.)?

Response # Responders
No 2
BA/DO 0
BS/DO 0
DO/JD 0
DO/MA 0
DO/MBA 0
DO/MPH 0
DO/MS 0
DO/PhD 0
MD/JD 0
MD/MBA 0
MD/MPH 0
MD/MS 0
MD/PhD 1

Are you considered in-state or out-of-state for tuition purposes?

Response # Responders
in-state 1
out-of-state 0
international 0
Not applicable 2

What is your race/ethnic background?

Response # Responders
Caucasian 2
African American 0
Hispanic 0
Asian or Pacific Islander 0
Native American/ Native Alaskan 0
Other/Multiracial 0

Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 3

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

What is the reputation of the school in the medical community?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 3

0 = really bad, 10 = top tier

What is the reputation of the research that goes on at this school?

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 3

0 = really bad, 10 = top tier

What was your MCAT score?

Response Average # Responders
510 3

What was your undergrad GPA?

Response Average # Responders
2.58 3

What was your undergrad science GPA?

Response Average # Responders
2.54 3

What was the zip code of your residence in high school?

60304

60510

93111

What do you like most about this school?

"The people make this place great. Everyone cares about each other and wants students to succeed. Also, the facilities are amazing. It is so nice to have a dedicated medical school building that makes students feel like they have their own place on campus. Loyola is known for producing great clinicians and it is obvious why, they put a lot of time into preparing students for practicing medicine. Also, as an MD/PhD student, I have seen first hand the amazing basic science professors that are available- and the professors are almost always available to students. I am still amazed at how professors will go above and beyond to help out a student." | Report Response

"The true humanistic vibe. The motto "we also treat the human spirit" is one that is taken to heart and lived by here." | Report Response

"Amazing facilities with easy and convienient access to hospitals and outpatient clinics here on campus. Fantastic clinical training and awesome attendings and residents to teach us. Best of all is my classmates who are a kind, compassionate, motivated group of people that I am proud of working with." | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"The winter! But the bad weather makes spending all day inside studying a lot easier." | Report Response

"Loyola as a whole is somewhat lacking in ethnic diversity. Still, although there is a strong Catholic undercurrent throughout the school and the curriculum, it's not forced upon us. You can still find your own niche, whatever that may be." | Report Response

"High tuition, location kind of far from Chicago proper." | Report Response

Please provide any other general comments on your school

"Overall, a solid medical school with a terrific learning environment. Very supportive of students." | Report Response

"Loyola is a friendly place with many strengths. We learn a lot and have a good time doing it. The people here are amazing." | Report Response

Curriculum

How is the curriculum structured?

Response # Responders
Systems-based 1
Traditional 1

How many courses are taken at a given time?

Response # Responders
1 0
2 1
3 1
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0

How long are you typically in class per day?

Response # Responders
<1 hour 0
1-2 hours 0
2-3 hours 0
3-4 hours 1
4-5 hours 1
5-6 hours 0
6> hours 0

Are courses recorded for medical students?

Response # Responders
Video recording 2
Free note taking service 0
Fee-based note taking service 0
Powerpoint slides provided only 1
None 0

How many days per week is anatomy lab?

Response # Responders
1 0
2 0
3 2
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0

How many students per cadaver?

Response # Responders
Prosections only 0
1-2 0
3-4 1
5-6 1
7-8 0
>8 0

How long (in months) do you have anatomy?

Response # Responders
3 months 2
6 months 0
9 months 0
12 months 0
24 months 0

Is the curriculum lecture-centric or small-group centric?

Response Avg # Responders
4.00 2

0 = 100% lecture, 10 = 100% small group

Are standardized patients used?

Response # Responders
yes 2
no 0

How much patient interaction is there in the pre-clinical years?

Response Avg # Responders
4.50 2

0 = none, 10 = extensive

Are syllabi provided for the student?

Response # Responders
yes 2
no 0

How frequently do pre-clinical medical school activities have mandatory attendance?

"Varies depending on the activity and there is some variation from year to year." | Report Response

"part of the time." | Report Response

What books are necessary?

"Whatever works best for the student. Books are also available from the library and the LRC on a first come first serve basis for those who don't want to buy a certain book but need it for a rotation." | Report Response

"Depends on the class and your study style. There are no true "required" books." | Report Response

What books are unnecessary?

"Different students have different opinions on this, often based on their future interests. The administration is pretty good about selecting books that really are helpful/can be used as a resource, but the best way to find out what is/isn't necessary is to ask the class or two above you during 1st year. There's a book sale where upper levels sell their books to incoming students, and most people decide what they will buy (or not) after talking it over with the students ahead of them." | Report Response

Location & Housing

How do you feel about the location of the school?

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 2

0 = Uncomfortable, 10 = Desirable

Do you feel safe on campus?

Response Avg # Responders
9.50 2

0 = Not safe, 10 = Very safe

How available and convenient is public transportation?

Response Avg # Responders
2.50 2

0 = Non-existent, 10 = Extensive & convenient

Is a car necessary at any point during your education here?

Response # Responders
Pre-clinical years 0
Clinical years 1
All years 1
No 0

If a car is required for education, how available and convenient is the parking provided to students?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 2

0 = Almost impossible, 10 = Available & convenient

Is on-campus housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 0
no 2

What is the quality of available on-campus housing?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 2

0 = terrible, 10 = great

What percentage of your medical school classmates would you estimate live on campus, if on-campus housing is available?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 2

0 = 0%, 10 = 100%

Is couples housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 0
no 2

Is nearby off-campus housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 2
no 0

How expensive is nearby off-campus housing?

Response Avg # Responders
6.50 2

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Please describe the on-campus housing if available (i.e., cost, type - studios, 1-br, 2-br, etc.)?

No responses

Cost/Financial Aid

Are fees/tuition expensive?

Response Avg # Responders
2.00 2

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

How is the cost of living (rent, food, bills, etc.)?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 2

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Are many institutional scholarships/grants available?

Response Avg # Responders
3.50 2

0 = none, 10 = many

Is institutional aid need-based or merit-based?

Response # Responders
Need-based 0
Merit-based 0
Both 2

Faculty/Grades

Are faculty members very open to students during office hours?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 2

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very open

Are faculty members very available to students via email/message board?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 2

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very available

Are there many opportunities to shadow/work with clinical faculty?

Response Avg # Responders
9.50 2

0 = none, 10 = lots

Are the faculty willing to mentor students in regards to career guidance?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 2

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the class ranked?

Response # Responders
yes 2
no 0

How is the instructional faculty during pre-clinical years?

"Overall very good, however as with most schools there are some courses that are hit or miss in terms of lecture quality, as faculty volunteer to teach them for the most part." | Report Response

"Excellent" | Report Response

Clinical Rotations

Are the desired rotation sites easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 2

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Is desired rotation order easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
6.50 2

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 2

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Is there substantial hands-on experience for medical students?

Response Avg # Responders
8.50 2

0 = none, 10 = substantial

Are the rotation sites conveniently accessible for medical students?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 2

0 = difficult, 10 = accessible

How far are the clinical sites from the main campus?

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 2

0 = far away, 10 = close

How are clinical rotations scheduled? What are the required rotations?

""Tracks" are chosen by student in order of preference and then assigned by lottery based on the number of spaces open within that track. Required rotations include, Medicine, Surgery, Peds, Ob/Gyne, Family Medicine, Psychiatry during third year and Neurology, Wards and ICU months during fourth year." | Report Response

"lottery for selection choices. requireds are Medicine, ObGyn/Peds, Surgery, Family/Psych." | Report Response

What responsibility do med students have on the wards?

"Depends on the specialty/service as well as the location you are assigned to for your wards month." | Report Response

"We are assigned our own patients, preround, write notes, write orders (signed off on by residents), present on rounds, prep patients preop/post op, etc. We do procedures and assist in surgeries. We assist with live births and C-sections. We see patients independently in the clinics under attending supervision." | Report Response

What is the status/condition of the affiliated hospital(s)?

"Most rotations are at Loyola or Hines VA (right next door), but some are at Gottleib (affiliate) or with other community hospitals that have agreements to let students rotate there." | Report Response

"Great" | Report Response

What is the typical patient population medical students work with?

"Very diverse and can be somewhat customized based on a student's interest." | Report Response

"Mixed patient population, some private pay and some Medicaid. Some veterans at the VA hospital if you are at that site." | Report Response

Social Environment

Do students do a lot of activities outside of school together?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 2

0 = none, 10 = lots

How would you rank student involvement in extracurricular clubs?

Response Avg # Responders
8.50 2

0 = none, 10 = lots

What is the range of extracurricular clubs available?

Response Avg # Responders
8.50 2

0 = almost none, 10 = wide range

Is the student body cooperative or competitive?

Response Avg # Responders
8.50 2

0 = competitive, 10 = cooperative

Is the environment supportive for underrepresented minorities?

Response Avg # Responders
6.50 2

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for lesbian/gay/bisexual/transsexual students?

Response Avg # Responders
6.50 2

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for married students?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 2

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for students with disabilities?

Response Avg # Responders
6.50 2

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for older/non-traditional students?

Response Avg # Responders
8.50 2

0 = no, 10 = very

What do the students typically like to do in the area?

"Post-test parties, bars, sports games, events in Chicago" | Report Response

"Go to bars, go to the city, hang out at each other's places, go to concerts, etc." | Report Response

Post Graduation

How do graduates from this school fare in residency and clinical practice?

"For those in the upper 20% of class (students are ranked in 20% increments only) very well. Good across the board." | Report Response

"Well--match list is strong and varied." | Report Response

What do you believe residency directors think about graduates from this program?

"Strong clinicians." | Report Response

Is this school known for producing physicians strong in a certain area? If so, which area?

"Strong clinicians." | Report Response

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